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Bradgate Park

#1 of 1 things to do in Newtown Linford Features Animals
Newtown Linford LE6 OHE, England
+44 116 234 1850
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Looks like rain dear!

We were very surprised to get wet when it rained. The trees had gaps in so did let the rain... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louise F
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Swadlincote
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Great place for a walk.

As we arrived the rain cleared and gradually the sun came out. We walked across the park from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charles_and_Susan
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park (for hunting) in the 12th Century. Herds of Red and Fallow Deer still roam freely across the Park's 800 acres today.The Park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its importance as a wildlife habitat and its geological interest - the 600 million year old Precambrian rocks here are some of the oldest in England. Bradgate House, built around the year 1500, was one of the first unfortified, brick-built country houses in the country and was the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and played an important role in the English Civil War. Abandoned in the 18th Century, the house is now an evocative ruin set in a landscape that has changed little since the house's heyday. Bradgate offers visitors the chance to experience surprisingly wild and unspoilt countryside within a short travelling time of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby and is only 10 minutes from the M1 (J21 or 22). Explore the story of the Park in our new Visitor Centre, stop for a cup of tea or lunch in one of our two tearooms or just bring a picnic and sit by the river. Bradgate Park was listed in the Top 10 Parks in the UK in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. We stage a variety of events throughout the year including guided walks to explore the Park's history and landscape, wildlife events such as stream dipping, moth trapping and fungi forays, seasonal fairs focussing on local produce and traditional crafts as well as outdoor theatre performances and concerts in the ruins of Bradgate House. Keep an eye on our website,follow us on Facebook and Twitter or pick up a leaflet on site to keep up to date with what's on.
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Newtown Linford LE6 OHE, England
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+44 116 234 1850
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were very surprised to get wet when it rained. The trees had gaps in so did let the rain through. Must keep dogs on a lead because of the deer. No barbecues but the rain will extinguish them anyway so probably best to visit...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As we arrived the rain cleared and gradually the sun came out. We walked across the park from Newton Linford and back. A great breath of fresh air, lovely views and the deer too. Don't miss the ancient oaks.

Reviewed 4 days ago

There are plenty of places to walk the dog, you can easily walk miles for a good few hours, this is definitely a place to visit, the nature is amazing

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to walk in Leicestershire. The pathway near the car park in Newtown Linford is always really busy but there are plenty of places in the park you can wander off the main path and head up to the top. In the middle of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for ether a gentle walk through the park on the tarmac road on the Newtown Linford to Cropston reservoir route, or go off-piste and just wander along the many paths and bridleways as you like. The Newtown Linford car park is the most popular...More

Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The best of the Park is undoubtedly to be found by getting off the beaten track and it sounds as though you did this. If you want to do a similar walk in the future but make it longer, rather...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bradgate park offers a lovely, hastle free walk. Lovely stream running through it and also wild deer roaming around.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem This has got to be the best Park we have been to. What a lovely place to visit So many walks to take so much going on Open views of the surrounding countryside we took the river walk on the way through...More

Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Did you get a chance to call in at the Visitor Centre? New in 2016, it is a great way to gain an insight into the history and management of the Park and give you inspiration for future exploring. All...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bradgate is new to us and we wish we'd known about it sooner. Had a great afternoon there made all the better for seeing Anthony King perform his 1000 years show - what an asset to Bradgate he is - he combined music and comedy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful park was gifted to the people of Leicestershire for their recreational enjoyment and offers something to so many different people. You can visit the park for its geological features, its historical significance, for the fauna and flora or just for a nice walk....More

Peter T, General Manager at Bradgate Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We always enjoy hearing from our visitors who have had a lifelong relationship with the Park and we hope you continue coming back to visit us for many years to come.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely park with good parking, coffee shop and visitor center plus lots of walks. Great for dogs and kids.

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Linda W
27 May 2017
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Response from soller1 | Reviewed this property
Hello,Sorry for the delay, I estimate about half an slow walk Regards Rachael
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julie l
30 April 2017
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Response from Peter T | Property representative
Yes, but please be aware that deer roam freely throughout the Park and please observe the "dogs on leads" rule in the lower 25% of the Park. We look forward to seeing you and your four-legged friend soon.
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edirisinghe2015
17 April 2017
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Response from Lisa-Marie F | Reviewed this property
Take the number 74 bus from the city centre to Anstey, then it's a 5 minute walk to the park.
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